URO3 Valhalla’s Asher of Waltona, CD, PCD, BN, RE, TKA, CGCA, CGCU, DN.
Photo by Susan Jenkins
Asher means happy and that he is, but his call name is Tux (for tuxedo)! He came to us from Valhalla Labradors, Pittsburgh, Pa. ( www.facebook.com/pages/Valhalla-Labrador-Retrievers ) . His breeders (Debbie and Joe) are hunt test judges, and Joe is current president of the Greater Pittsburgh Labrador Retriever Club. They have shown and won both in conformation and hunt test.
Born June 11, 2021, Tux got his first major towards his breed championship out of the 9-12 Puppy class, and at 10 months old earned his Beginner Novice title with three first places. That same show weekend he earned his Rally Novice with three 100s. He earned his Rally Intermediate title at just over a year with scores to qualify him for Rally Nationals. In the UKC arena, Tux has his URO1 and is pointed towards his United Kennel Club Championship with legs towards his URO2 including a Total Dog Award.
AKC/UKC GrCh RACH URO1 Valhalla’s Malachi of Waltona CDX, PCD, BN, GO, RAE3, RM3, DN CGCA, CGCU, TKI, and WC, with his AKC GCH awarded in 2018. He made breed history in 2020 by becoming the first Grand Champion / Rally Champion Labrador Retriever. In 2023 he went to Rally Nationals and placed seventh out of almost 100 Rally Intermediate teams.
Photo by Virgil Sweeden.
Malachi (Ki) joined the Jenkins’ pack November of 2013 from Valhalla Labradors, Pittsburgh, Pa. ( www.facebook.com/pages/Valhalla-Labrador-Retrievers )
He comes from a long line of Valhalla Labs who have shown and won both in conformation and hunt test. His breeders (Debbie and Joe) are hunt test judges, and Joe is current president of the Greater Pittsburgh Labrador Retriever Club. Ki has been their first to earn a performance title, when he earned his Rally Novice title April of 2015. He earned his AKC Grand Championship in 2018, with multiple owner-handled Best of Breed, which put him in the top ten with an invitation to the National Owner Handled Series in Orlando. He is the first Grand Champion / Rally Champion Labrador Retriever.
Lady Rebecca V, CD, CDX, UD (US and Canada), WC
Just "Becca" for short, she was one of the top twenty obedience labrador retrievers in the country. The only reason she did not earn a UDX is that the title was not yet invented. She was a no-nonsence girl who was smart and feisty without being obnoxious. She lived to enjoy her sixteenth birthday party, and knew, of course, that it was all about her.
Jaker's Golden Tobijah, CD, CGC
Call him "Tobie". He lived eleven years as Becca's sidekick. He was gentle but knew how to tell young pups that he is done playing. He got his Companion Dog degree at twelve years of age, and scored better than 190 in every competition thus earning the Front and Finish Excellent Gold award. A CD and FFX Gold at twelve is proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Tobie went to join Becca with Jesus just shy of his 14th birthday. Photo by Jack Papp of Papp's Dog Services, Akron, Ohio.
Dunn's Marsh Caleb of Waltona, GRCh, U-CDX, UDX4, OM5, GN VER, RAE, CGC, Canadian UD, RE, FFX-OG, FFX-OP
Photo by Debi Huml
I understand that Caleb in Hebrew means 'dog', and it also means 'bold'. Our Caleb was all of that. He trained with Susan at Papp's Dog Services, an obedience school in Akron, Ohio, and competed for advanced Obedience and Rally titles. Caleb was also pointed toward his AKC conformation championship, including a best-of-breed over two specials, and had his UKC Grand Championship with multiple Best-of-Breeds and a Group 4 and a Group 3 placement. Caleb's breeder is www.dunnsmarshlabs.com.
Caleb left us suddenly in February 2013. With 91 points he was just short of completing his OTCh, and had over twenty High in Trials and over a dozen High Combines. He will always be greatly missed.
ALCH ALBIS U-CD URO2 Fallrivers Micah of Waltona UD GN GO VER RAE4, MXP, AJP, OFP, DN, WC Canadian CDX, RN.
Photo by Virgil Sweeden
Also known as Mike or Mikey, he came to us from British Columbia. He is a pure bred Black Lab, but it often seems that he is part lapador retriever and sproinger spaniel. Born February 8th, 2008, Micah got his CGC at 7 months. He is a third generation weaned-to-raw, and his breeder's website is www.fallriverlabs.com.
In the Spring of 2011 he finished his AKC CD with all placements. On July 3rd, 2011 he finished his Canadian CDX with his first High-In-Trial. By the end of 2011 he had his CDX, and by Feb 5th his UD, earning him the prestigeous Front And Finish Excellent Platinum award for getting all three AKC titles in less than a year. In the summer of 2013, Micah began a new adventure--agility. He LOVES it! He currently has completed his Open titles and is now competing in Excellent.
In May, 2019, Mike got his Rally Master title. He is now retired from obedience, rally, and agility but is playing in some scent work.
Homemade, no preservatives, no additives, wheat free. We made these for Toby since he had an early allergy to beef, or at least to the preservatives in beef raw hides. We give these as a treat whenever we go out of the house but leave the dogs behind. The trainers like them too. This helps since sometimes the treat must be held in the trainer's lips and dropped down to the dog.
6 cups old fashioned oatmeal (do not use quick oats, ie. chopped up oats)
3 cups smashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup applesauce (use the kind with no preservatives)
Mix together and form into heaping teaspoon, soup spoon, or tablespoon size depending on the size of your dog or dog trainer, and place them on either a baking stone or a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven until hard and golden brown. Put them on a cooling rack, and when cool, keep them in the refrigerator since these will get moldy if not refrigerated. They can be stored in the freezer, and thawed for use without getting mushy.
We use these during training as a reward and incentive for the dog. The trainers have shown no interest in eating them, but every dog in the ring will notice, believe me. In Ohio these need no refrigeration if used within a few weeks. We have frozen them as well, and they work just fine when thawed, not getting mushy at all.
Place ingredients in bread pan according to you bread machine's manufacturer's directions and select "Dough" cycle. When the cycle is done, remove the dough to a lightly flowered counter top using whole wheat flower (preferably). Roll out with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 1 inch strips and roll again. Cut into small bite-size pieces, depending on the bite of your dog. Place the pieces on a baking stone or lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees until they are hard and crunchy (approximately 20 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces). Store in a sealed container or zip locked bag. You can also roll the dough out on a floured surface about 1/4 inch thick and cut with your favorite doggie cookie cutter and bake until hard, about 25 to 30 minutes. Store in sealed container.